Fans set new mark for At Bat downloads

Top-grossing sports app ever hits five million downloads before Opening Day for the first time

New York, NY, April 5, 2015 - MLBAM today announced the MLB.com At Bat mobile app reached the five-million download mark on Saturday, its earliest point in its eight-year history. It also marks the first time the milestone was reached before the first pitch of the Major League Baseball regular season, set to begin tonight as the St. Louis Cardinals visit Wrigley Field to take on the Chicago Cubs live on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m. (ET).

Baseball fans also set a new Spring Training record for daily use of the MLBAM-developed app, 30 percent higher than the previous mark last year. Since its February launch, the top-grossing sports app of all-time maintained a consistent position atop the App Store rankings for both iPhone and iPad, including the App Stores in three North American countries - U.S., Canada and Mexico.

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE

MLB.TV Premium subscribers will receive a free upgrade to the complete suite of At Bat's premium features. Fans also may subscribe to MLB.com At Bat and have access to its premium features on the Apple App Store or Google Play for a yearly subscription of $19.99, covering more than 2,500 live MLB games in 2015 from Opening Day to the World Series. Subscribers also may pay $2.99/month with the recurring billing offering.

With an At Bat subscription, users will have multi-platform live audio access for portability to take home, away and Spanish-language audio feeds to desktop and laptop computers. Subscribers also will be able to get full premium feature access across iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, supported Android smartphones and tablets and Amazon Kindle Fire and Fire Phone.

At Bat is the official application of Major League Baseball.

For more information, visit MLB.com.